Our attention has been held for some time now by the work of Japanese architects, Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima. Partners in the Tokyo-based firm SANAA, the duo have been awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize 2010 for their wow-factor work which includes the New Museum in New York City. As big fans of their now-you-see-it, now-you-don't Serpentine Pavillion last year, which in their own words was a 'collection of atmospheres', we're inspired by their fresh perspective in the often weighty realm of architecture.
We've tuned our eye so finely lately that we've even noticed 'The Invisibles'. Rest assured, Tokujin Yoshioka’s new chair for Kartell is really there and definitely a work of translucent beauty, but it is his 'Memory' chair which has sparked our imagination. Released through Moroso, we think the this is about as whimsical as recycled aluminium can ever be. The future of being seated is becoming oddly interesting.
A true visionary, Yoshioka then really took our breath away with his installation in Milan. Swarovski Crystal Palace is out of this world.